Best way to thicken diluted (3:1) castile soap and avoid separation?
I tried to use 2% carbomer mixed into the aqueous phase after adjusting it to pH 7, I had mixed kaolin clay into the water phase and it only formed a brown sludge, but when adding the castile soap, it turned into a solid crumbly gel! I had to dilute it down 4x to get to something resembling a lotion.Options: gum arabic? Xantham?
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